Student team takes on space law moot challenge

Two Law School students are travelling to Belgrade this week to take part in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Competition.

The Edinburgh team comprises Laura Keogh, who is studying the LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law and Colin Severin, a student on the Graduate LLB.

It’s the first time a team from Edinburgh has taken part in the event.

Since its inception by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) in 1992, the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition has grown to cover four world regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa. More than 60 teams participate yearly in this competition.

The competition provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in international mooting, debating and analysing issues in international space law. This year’s moot topic is on liability for damages caused by space objects and near-earth objects.

The Edinburgh Law School team has been funded by the SCRIPT research centre and Professor Burkhard Schafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory, has agreed to be the academic coordinator for the team.

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